Are you ready fo the Toyota Vios GR-S?
The sporty variant was earlier launched in Malaysia, and we sourced information from our ZIGWHEELS.MY sister site to get a glimpse of what we may expect.
Immediately obvious is the bolder exterior look, highlighted by a Gazoo Racing badge. It comes with a new front grille design--honeycomb mesh instead of horizontal bars. Together with its new bumper, the sedan bears a resemblance to the GR Yaris' front design. It also features a sporty tail end and spoiler. Other notable exterior features include a blacked-out boot spoiler and side mirrors, blacked-out side skirts with small "10-speed" markings, GR Sport emblem on the boot, and a set of black 17-inch alloy wheels with 205/45 R17 tires.
The interior also gets a sporty look, helped along by a red Optitron meter panel with red needles. It is equipped with a 4.2-inch multi-information display that features GR-exclusive graphics. It also comes with leather sport seats with black and red stitching and GR logo on the front seats' headrests. The three-spoke steering wheel and shift lever knob are also wrapped in premium leather material. GR badges are also embellished on the floor carpets and push-start button.
The GR-S variant is powered by a 2NR-FE 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers a maximum power output of 107ps at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 140Nm at 4,200 rpm. The sedan gets a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with 10 virtual ratios, which produces higher revolutions range compared to the standard seven-speed configuration. This is enabled through the available Sport Mode and the paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
For better handling and high-speed performance, the Vios GR-S features a sport-tuned suspension system with MacPherson strut up front and a torsion beam on the rear.
The vehicle is equipped with seven airbags (driver, front passenger, driver's knee, front side, and curtain shield) and a pre-collision system. It also comes with various safety technologies including lane departure alert, 3D panoramic view monitor, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, vehicle stability control, traction control, hill-start assist control, front digital video recorder, emergency stop signal, and parking sensor.
The sporty upgrade of the Toyota Vios was previously teased on different international race tracks.
The price of the Toyota Vios GR-S in the Philippines is yet to be announced.
Photos from Toyota (through Zigwheels.my)